This week I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to organize my books. I love books and I am constantly looking for more to add to my classroom collection. I want my books to be organized and easy to access. Right now they are organized by Lexile. My students don't always look for books by Lexile, but it lets me easily recommend books. The books are color coded to Lexile bands, so I can say hey you should pick out a white dot book. This helps the kids not pick things to hard or to easy. This year I am moving classrooms, so it has given me an excuse to see if there are better ways to organize it.
Here are is a before picutre:
I have two bookshelves this sizes filled with books, another bookshelf with nonfiction reads, and a bookshelf where I keep brand new books and books that I have purchased specially. I am thinking this year of breaking things down into genres and series. How do you keep yours?
This site has awesome ideas: